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Meaning of peoplehood

peo•ple•hood

Pronunciation: (pē'pul-hood"), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or condition of being a people.
  2. the consciousness of certain beliefs or characteristics that make one part of a people; sense of belonging to a people.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.